Alan Fox’s 20 Million Dollar Gift

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Alan Fox gifted 20 million dollars to a university in order to immortalize un-gifted members of his family.  He is trying to establish an Artistic Dynasty. What a joke. He is not a player in the Art Casino unveiled in the Panama Papers as far as I can tell.

It occurred to me I should have sued Alan for ‘Wrongful Death’ after the statute of limitations ran out. This would have revealed much. My main interest is still to own how my sister was “killed” by a rogue wave. It might be possible for my niece, Drew Benton, to sue Alan Fox. She is a member of a REAL Artistic Dynasty and suffers from mental illness due to her brush with death. She watched her mother die. Our family could have used 10 million dollars to save and promote the Rosamond Legacy and all out creative members – for generations to come! This includes my daughter and grandson.

Why didn’t executor Sydney Morris sue Alan, or, Lawrence Chazen, who tried to become the executor? How about Vicki Presco when she was the executor?  I found out Chazen and Morris have offices blocks from each other in Carmel. They could walk to see each other. Was their collusion? With Chazen setting up Noble Oil in an offshore manner, and because he was a partner of Rosamond, he can be associated with the Panama Papers.

My daughter probably has a lawsuit or two. She should see an attorney.


Jon Presco

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For example, minor children cannot use up their statute of limitations while they are still minors. Thus, in a wrongful death action by a child for the death of his mother, the child can file the wrongful death action many years later as the statute of limitations would not start to count down until the child turned 18 years old. In general, the courts weigh the positive benefits of tolling – a plaintiff being able to file his or her claims – against the prejudice towards the defendant. – See more at:

Our founders, Alan and Daveen Fox, shared some incredible wisdom yesterday–stay tuned for the final product from Exponent Philanthropy: “We are in the business of helping youth maximize their potential. The children involved in the Frieda C Fox Foundation acquire self confidence as they’re working in a supporting environment where they can have the opportunity to use all of their talents.” #‎philanthropy‬ #‎ChildrenAreTheFuture‬


Gosh, This Family Is In Tune: The Story Behind a $20 Million Campus Music Gift 

The University of Arizona recently announced a $20 million gift to its School of Music by Alan C. Fox, president of ACF Property Management, a real-estate investment company in Studio City, California, and his wife Daveen. A fifth of that money will be used to create three endowed chairs at the school, and $2 million will establish the Fox Scholarship Fund. The school will also be renamed the Fox School of Music.

This kind of huge gift in the realm of the arts isn’t too common. Indeed, the gift by the Fox couple is the largest gift ever given to University of Arizona’s College of Fine Arts. The previous high mark for an individual gift? Two gifts of just $3 million each. That’s quite a difference and if you’re picturing a couple with strong alumni ties to University of Arizona, you’d be wrong. Neither Fox nor his wife is an alum. How about a business or residence close to campus? Nope, the entire Fox family lives in Southern California. So what’s the story here?

Well, let’s start with Fox’s father, Fred Fox, for whom the school of music will be renamed. The elder Fox is a legendary french horn player who’s been involved in all things brass for most of his life. Fred Fox was born in Brooklyn, New York and after attending Juilliard, he performed as a solo horn player with the National Symphony, the Minneapolis Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and at Paramount Studios, among others.

Fred Fox has also taught music at California State University, Northridge, University of Southern California, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. What’s more, his 1974 book, Essentials of Brass Playing, is considered an authoritative source.

Oh, and there’s at least one other place where Fox has taught—University of Arizona’s School of Music—where he’s worked with the Graduate Wind Quintet and gave lessons as recently as last fall. It’s also worth noting that Fred Fox is 100 years old.

Besides the interesting tidbit of the younger Fox honoring his 100-year-old dad while he’s still alive and kicking—and still apparently playing music, too—it also goes to show you just how strong the motivation is here. The Fox family has clearly been powerfully influenced by its musically gifted patriarch.

And if all this wasn’t enough, one of Fred Fox’s former music students is now an associate professor at the School of Music at UArizona. The two apparently kept in contact, and perhaps this professor made the initial pitch. (If only every college development office had a professor with ties to a family like the Foxes. Actually, come to think of it, many probably do if they pushed their faculty hard enough to mine their connections.)

There’s one other component to this story, as well. Fox and Daveen run a very interesting foundation out of Los Angeles called the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation. It was founded in 1999 in the name of Fox’s mother, Frieda (noticing a pattern here?!) who was a musician, artist and teacher, and the first in her family to go to college.

The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation gives to a number of different outfits in Los Angeles, mainly in education, but a cornerstone of the foundation is its youth philanthropy program, which help kids, teens, college students and young adults learn about and be involved in philanthropy at foundations and nonprofits. When the foundation was still in its infancy, one of Fox’s thirteen year old daughters was already involved.

Gosh, the Fox family sure is hitting all the right notes.

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